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Message to parents from the School District of lee County

By Staff | May 25, 2022

Dr. Christopher Bernier

New Superintendent of Schools Christopher S. Bernier sent a message to parents and guardians late Tuesday night in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas:

May 24, 2022

Dear SDLC Family,

It is with a heavy heart that my first communication to you, as Superintendent of Schools, is in regards to the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. There are no words to express the anger and heartbreak this has caused our school communities, and I mourn for Robb Elementary School. As a community, we pray for the families whose children were taken too soon. This heinous act of violence has no place in our society.

As Superintendent, my top priority is ensuring the safety of all students and employees. I will continue the work that has been done to safeguard our schools. I will use the power of the Superintendent’s Office to enhance our resources, prevention strategies, and response to violence.

I know this news is difficult to process and will affect members of our School District of Lee County families, students and staff. In response, counselors are being made available. The death of any young person is devastating. School shootings are something that we, as a community, will not tolerate, and we must work together to ensure that each student and staff member is both safe and secure.


Dr. Christopher S. Bernier

Christopher S. Bernier, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools